Marissa C. Serafino

Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Marissa C. Serafino


Marissa Serafino is a Washington, D.C., senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group, where she develops federal advocacy strategies for local government municipalities, nonprofits and associations. Ms. Serafino focuses on identifying innovative solutions to legislative and regulatory matters involving transportation, housing, infrastructure, judiciary and environment issues.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she advised on and coordinated legislative efforts for U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on energy and environment appropriations, forestry, public lands and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues. In this role, Ms. Serafino worked with local, state and national stakeholders to draft legislation and build coalition support. As the primary liaison to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on issues within her portfolio, she managed, drafted and secured funding priorities for New Hampshire communities. Ms. Serafino prepared Sen. Shaheen for hearings, markups and floor consideration of legislation, and she also drafted floor and presentation remarks pertaining to energy and environment policy.

Ms. Serafino is a J.D. candidate at The George Washington University Law School.


  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., International Relations
Honors & Awards
  • Bryce Harlow Foundation, Fellow, 2016


Speaking Engagements